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Thigh-Slimming Yoga Sequence to Show Off Those Summer Skirts

Jul 28 2014 - 1:05am

Who doesn't want to look smokin' in their flowy skirts and shorts? Your trusty yoga mat has got your butt back. Sculpt and lengthen your thighs and tush with this 11-posture standing sequence. Move through it on the right side, and then repeat on the left.

Source: Thinkstock [1]

Mountain

Use this pose to calm the body and mind [2] and to begin to connect with your breath. You can also take a moment to make a dedication for your practice.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [3]

Standing Forward Bend

This forward-bend variation [4] is excellent for increasing flexibility in the hamstrings and lower back.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [5]

Warrior 1

This standing pose will tone the thighs and tush [6] and offer a nice stretch for the hip flexors.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [10]

Warrior 2

Another great pose for toning the legs and butt [11], Warrior 2 will also help to open your hips.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [12]

Reverse Warrior

Tone the sides of your torso, increase flexibility in the spine, and strengthen your lower body in this Warrior variation [13].

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [14]

Extended Side Angle

Get a deep stretch in the hips and sides of the torso while also toning the hamstrings [15] and booty.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [16]

Extended Triangle

Aside from an effective hamstring stretch, Extended Triangle [17] also tones the core.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [18]

Twisting Extended Side Angle

This graceful Extended Side Angle variation [19] offers a nice spinal twist that opens your chest and shoulders while also strengthening your front thigh.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [20]

Rotated Triangle

Here's a dynamic pose that stretches your hamstrings [21] while lengthening the spine. This photo illustrates the pose on the left side so it's easier to see what your upper body should be doing.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [22]

Five-Pointed Star

It might not look like you're doing much, but in this pose, your entire body is engaged.

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [23]

Goddess

Let's end with one of the most effective poses for toning your thighs and butt [24].

Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio [25]


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